Getting Started With Amazon Redshift Backups

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Getting started with Amazon Redshift includes completing the Databases guided setup, configuring entities, and then performing a test backup and a restore.

Complete the Databases Guided Setup

To add the first database in your Command Center environment, use the Databases guided setup. In the Command Center, go to Guided setup > Databases.

To complete the guided setup, you need the following information:

  • The server name

  • The host name

  • The credentials that you use to access the server

  • The packages that you want to install, such as Oracle

    Note: If you are configuring a database that uses a pseudoclient, you must manually install the packages on the physical servers before you use the guided setup. For more information, see Adding a New Server.

Configure a Proxy Client Computer

Add a Windows or Linux file server with the Virtual Server package installed. For more information, see Adding an Additional Server.

Supported platforms for the proxy client include the following:

  • Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019

  • Linux Centos 7, RHEL 7, and Amazon Linux 2 64-bit

Create a Cloud Database Instance for Amazon Redshift

Create a new cloud database instance for Amazon Redshift using an existing cloud account or a new cloud account.

For more information, see Creating a Cloud Database Instance for Amazon Redshift.

Step 6: Perform Your First Backup and Restore

Your first full backup is automatically scheduled based on the assigned plan. To perform a manual backup, see Backing Up a Redshift Cluster Group.

After the backup operation is complete, perform a restore. For more information, see Restoring a Redshift Cluster.